WEB forum software

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by bawlinmo, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. bawlinmo

    bawlinmo Neighborhood Graphic Designer

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    I need an easy to learn and manage forum software that is 'invite only' able. What should I use OT?

    (i tried phpBB3, but there isn't currently a way to make it invite only)...
     
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    vbulletin has a mod for this
     
  3. HYBR|D

    HYBR|D Beep Beeeeee'p

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    just use phpBB and make all the forums "Private" and when someone registers and if they were invited then add to to the user group that can access the "Private" forums.

    If they weren't invited then just don't activate there account, and don't give them access to the "Private" forum.

    that is what the forum permissions are there for.. :noes:
     
  4. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    phpbb2 has an invite only mod.

    Otherwise, make the private forums as suggested above and keep them hidden.
     
  5. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    I run a similar forum. We probably get ~50 spam registrations a day, but since registration is set to "admin approve only" they simply get stalled in a "pending status". Than I manually approve the people that I want. Our group is only ~25 people so it isn't a big deal.

    phpbb

    Funny thing is that our site has 5000 users (~25 legit) with about 10,000 posts (all legit). All the threads are private and hidden to non-members
     
  6. bawlinmo

    bawlinmo Neighborhood Graphic Designer

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    i'm testing SMF right now. It was an easy install and had a package (plugin) that did exactly what I need. i tried phpbb3 but it didn't have a working invite only plugin.

    before the flaming begins, i know smf isn't great. in fact its probably not even top 3, but it was really easy, and has a really easy transferability to vb and phpbb, so we will see. (too poor for vb now right now).
     
  7. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    I don't see a need for vb unless you are running a larger forum...if it is just a small group of people, and you are using strickly for communication, the benefits of something like vb are not realized. A large board like OT on the hand...
     

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